Keeping the big news of a pregnancy under wraps can be really trying, especially during the first trimester when worries and risks are high. There are many ways to maintain secrecy, but sometimes an extenuating circumstance—like your job—may force you to divulge the news earlier than you’d like. One woman confided in her supervisor at work, only to later learn that he had told her entire team.
In an anonymous post on Mumsnet, the rightfully miffed mom-to-be said: “I’m 9 weeks pregnant with my second and on maternity leave still with my first (due back next month). I had a meeting with my boss last week about my return to work and informed him I was pregnant as it would impact what I would be doing when I returned. We agreed he would tell one other person plus someone from HR as they needed to know for people planning purposes.”
“I have just found out via my husband that a large proportion of my regional team know I am pregnant (my husband plays football with a junior member of the regional team who is a mutual friend and he congratulated him – clearly not even knowing it was supposed to be a secret).